language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 57-H.F.No. 469 An act relating to drivers' licenses; providing that physical requirements to obtain school bus endorsement for driver's license are satisfied by possession of medical examiner's certificate required for commercial vehicle drivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 171.321, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 171.321, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [RULES; QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.] (a) The commissioner of public safety shall prescribe rules governing the qualifications of individuals to drive school buses. The rules must provide that an applicant for a school bus endorsement or renewal is exempt from the physical qualifications and medical examination required to operate a school bus upon providing evidence of being medically examined and certified within the preceding 24 months as physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle, pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 391, subpart E, or rules of the commissioner of transportation incorporating those federal regulations. (b) The commissioner of public safety, in conjunction with the commissioner of education, shall adopt a training program for school bus drivers. Adoption of the program is not subject to chapter 14. The program must provide for initial classroom and behind-the-wheel training, and annual in-service training. The program must provide training in defensive driving, human relations, emergency and accident procedures, vehicle maintenance, traffic laws, and use of safety equipment. The program must provide that the training will be conducted by the contract operator for a school district, the school district, the commissioner of education, a licensed driver training school, or by another person or entity approved by both commissioners. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 26, 1993 Signed by the governor April 28, 1993, 3:04 p.m.